Worldwide Afro Network celebrates World Africa Day in a digital way

Initiated by Amobé Mévégué, host and journalist on France 24, in partnership with UNESCO, the Worldwide Afro Network (WAN) is a concept to commemorate World Africa Day.

The WAN organizes this May 25, on social networks, panel discussions on the health and social challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic to Africa and ways to respond to them.

The Worldwide Afro Network will end this Monday evening, at 9 PM GMT, with a big 2.0 show, broadcast on 200 television channels on the continent. Two and a half hours of music and awareness-raising messages.

Jimmy Cliff, Oumou Sangaré, Kassav, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Femi Kuti, Calypso Rose and other renowned artists, African or Afro-descendants, have responded present for the WAN virtual concert.

Youssou N’Dour is also among them. In a statement the Senegalese singer and politician pointed out that the songs that are going to be sung will convey “awareness raising messages, so that people, around music, can retain the gestures barriers. That’s what’s important. »

This 25 May will therefore be an opportunity to discuss creative industries, start-ups and innovation, among others, to rethink post-pandemic Africa from an economic, cultural and social point of view.

The hashtag #JeSuisWan or #IAmWan is used on social media for the discussions.

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